Ex-Mitel Executive Andrew Jane to join Olive as CTO

Olive Communications, the UK’s fastest growing Cloud Telephony and Unified Communications (UC) provider, has appointed Andrew Jane as Chief Technology Officer, to drive and support its global technology and cloud services strategy during a time of accelerated growth.

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Industry specialist Jane joins Olive’s Senior Executive leadership team from Mitel, where he was responsible for delivering high grade end-to-end solutions for Global Cloud infrastructure, environments and applications.

His appointment comes at a pivotal period for Olive, which has seen prolific growth in its Cloud telephony and Contact Centre revenues. Last month the company also announced ambitious international expansion plans, with the opening of an Australian office and another planned in North America.

An expert in identifying the latest global trends and opportunities for developing cutting edge cloud solutions, Jane will be responsible for technology, innovation and product strategy, reporting directly to Olive Communications’ Group CEO, Martin Flick, who said “This is a hugely exciting time for Olive as the plans we laid down four years ago have proved successful, growing cloud revenues five-fold in that time, with some landmark customer wins and some key milestones in partnership with Mitel and Vodafone.

“We were first to market with a fully integrated Mitel telephony, contact centre and integrated Vodafone mobile platform, on a pure subscription model all hosted in the cloud, first to win an Enterprise scale UC as a Service deployment (UCaaS), first to deploy a hybrid World Cloud platform globally and the results speak for themselves.”

Jane said, “Olive has been hugely successful over the years and has proven success and credibility in the UC and Contact Centre cloud arena. It’s exciting to be joining as the company continues to expand its global reach, whilst transitioning and elevating its technological abilities to the next level.

“Olive’s ability to be agile, disruptive, visionary and forward thinking are attributes that are key to its success and I will continue to build on the existing synergies between myself and the team, who I have worked with previously. The leadership and ability to execute whilst delivering an exceptional customer experience with first class business solutions has elevated Olive to the powerful position it is in now. I’m very much looking forward to building on this strong track record and developing Olive’s Cloud services.”

Flick concluded, “To continue to innovate and meet market demand head on, we need to continuously deliver market leading solutions whilst at the same time evolving to provide emerging and integrated technologies and Andy’s experience in doing so will be invaluable.

“Helping customers solve real world business challenges and inspiring UK PLC to harness the digital revolution and work smarter than ever before, remains our primary objective. Making technology relevant to customer needs is critical to achieving maximum benefit, and product relevance. Andy’s experience and expertise are a perfect complement to our established management team and in supporting our strategy.”

About Olive Communications

Olive Communications is the UK’s fastest-growing provider of unified communications and managed cloud solutions to other high-growth SME and enterprise businesses, enabling flexible, intelligent and collaborative working from any location, on any device. With pedigree across retail, legal, financial, professional services, construction and private healthcare, Olive has experience and success in migrating clients to the cloud with an emphasis on transforming business capability and agility by leveraging the power of convergence and technology.

Find out how Olive is changing the way we work at www.olive.co.uk